Lessons from Breaking an Arm

Lessons from Breaking an Arm

I broke my right arm doing jiu-jitsu. It was in the first match of the first tournament I did after receiving my blue belt. This was just a week after being promoted. Between semi-ruining a vacation with my wife, to the inconvenience of a major injury, to a lingering scar that won’t fade, If I could go back in a time machine I would. Yet the process of breaking my arm and then coming back to ji...
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Making Small Adjustments Can Amplify Your Progress

Over time, the accumulative small adjustments you’ve made can become the connective tissue of your jiu-jitsu game. They are the details you recognize in every scenario that give you a little bit more pressure, a sligh...
Corey Stockton
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Every Moment is The Moment

 Every moment in a match is the moment. It’s the moment that drives you closer to winning -- including the moments where everything seems to be going wrong, where all hope seems to be lost. This is when we must look w...
Joseph Hannan
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Three Ways to Keep Motivated When Forced from Jiu-Jitsu for an Extended Time

There are times when we are forced away from Jiu-Jitsu for an extended period. Maybe we needed more balance in our lives. Maybe a major injury snuck up on us. Or maybe you are stuck in a once in a lifetime (we hope) p...
Tom Wortman
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The Value of a Gameday Gi

While it may seem inconsequential, the gi you choose to wear can dramatically impact your confidence and focus going into competition. In my experience, the best approach is to pick a single kimono and dedicate it as ...
Corey Stockton
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Why I Feel Like A Whitebelt Again, And That’s A Good Thing

As many of us hopefully get ready to return to training with some of the restrictions of COVID-19 loosening, I am getting anxious. These mixed emotions remind me of how I felt when I began my jiu-jitsu journey. Whethe...
Nick C
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When Can We Train Again? The Path Back to the Mats

For most martial artists, this is the new normal: Grappler’s have transitioned to striking, solo drills, strength and conditioning work. We tend to be resilient and we deal with the situation at hand as it presents it...
Joseph Hannan
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How I’m Using Jiu-Jitsu Strategies to Become a Better Guitarist

With at least a month of free time stuck indoors, I’ve decided this time to pick a single concept, and to practice it the way I’ve practiced so many jiu-jitsu techniques.
Corey Stockton
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The Lessons I Learned On My 10-Day BJJ Road Trip

I decided on a week-long road trip from New York to Florida. I would stop at every major jiu-jitsu destination along the way, training, trading secrets, and experiencing all the best jiu-jitsu the East Coast had to of...
Corey Stockton
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Slumping: It’s Gonna Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Everyone deals with setbacks in jiu jitsu. t’s a cycle of highs and lows, acute and protracted. But if you’ve ever been in a long-term rut, it can be painful. Yes, the slump.
Nick Cane
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Three Ways to Enjoy Jiu-Jitsu Competitions Besides Winning a (Gold) Medal

Here are three ways to seek enjoyment in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament that have nothing to do with winning a (gold) medal. 
Tom Wortman
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Free Instructional Treasure Trove

In the spirit of the generosity that has spread across our community over recent days, we wanted to make sure you had access to our library of instructionals.
Nelson Puentes
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